Turkey's daily natural gas consumption reached a record high of 280 million cubic meters on Tuesday, Jan. 19, according to Fatih Donmez, Turkey's energy and natural resources minister on Wednesday.
The country beat its previous record made on Jan. 18, 2021, when consumption totaled 274 million cubic meters.
The country's natural consumption increased due to the cold weather and a rise in household gas consumption due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and lockdowns.
Natural gas inflow to Turkey's gas network saw a year-on-year increase of around 6.38% to 50 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2020, compared to 47 bcm in 2019.
As Turkey's natural gas export volume is relatively low, total consumption is expected to be close to the inflow volume.
In 2017, Turkey saw the highest inflow level in the country's history of 53.86 bcm.
By Murat Temizer